Headmistress of Afia Kobi Primary and Junior High School in Kumasi (Ashtown) is seeking help from philanthropists towards the enhancement of the school’s ICT lab.
Ms. Nancy Adjei who spoke to rawgist.com on the sidelines of an ICT roadshow by TAP2educate revealed that academic performance has shot up significantly since the Member of Parliament for the area; Matthew Opoku Prempeh donated 100 TAP2educate tablets to basic schools in his constituency.
“Napo (Matthew Opoku Prempeh) has been very helpful to us. We need more people like him to come out and get us more of the tablets and computers for our ICT lab”, the headmistress said.
She says her school had very few tablets which implies at least two school kids have to share one; a situation she believes can be rectified with the help of well meaning residents.
For his part, ICT tutor, Christian Addai confirmed that the tablets have been very helpful and has generated a renewed interest in studies where regular textbooks seem to have failed.
“We don’t have any textbooks for ICT but with the tablets, I have downloaded textbooks for the pupils. We also had to resort to hard copy dictionaries for both English language and twi. All I had to do was to download some onto these tablets for the entire class to use and the problem is solved”, he said.
Kweku Quansah, founder of TAP2educate tells rawgist.com his company seeks to deliver individualized intuitive learning to students all over Africa particularly those in public schools.
He explains the roadshows are to ensure that pupils are using the tablets right in a manner that impacts academic work.
Communication officer for the company, Precious Bonsu explains the roadshow is expected to cover over 100 schools nationwide. “From the Ashanti region, we will head to the Brong Ahafo, and then the 3 Northern regions”.